How To Tell If Marijuana Is Taking Over Your Life

Do you know if marijuana is taking over your life?

Many consumers have become completely dependent on the drug but do not even know this. Experts say identifying an addiction is the first step in dealing with the problem. But quite often, it takes a friend or relative expressing their worry about your consumption to hint you of a possible problem.

There are a couple of signs that will warn of a dependency problem. Let’s look at some of the warning signs.

You consume more to get the same effects as before

One key factor that can determine if marijuana is taking over your life is whether or not you are taking more than the normal dose to get the same “high.” When an individual is initiated into weed, he takes just a few puffs and gets all the sensation he needs. As time goes on, the individual may need to take double or triple what he/she initially took to get the same amount of sensation.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, this tolerance is the most obvious of a series of marijuana addiction warning signs.

You can’t control your consumption

Have you promised yourself and others that you would stop or at least reduce your consumption, only to discover that you couldn’t quite fulfill that promise? If that is the case, then weed is taking over your life. In some cases, you will go as far as lying about your intake so that concerned friends and relatives do not feel the need to be worried.

These are clear proofs that you do not have a life of your own. You cannot interact normally with loved ones because you do not want them to talk about your addiction.

You ignore your responsibilities

One of the downsides of marijuana is its ability to make you focus so much on it that you begin to forget other responsibilities. Excessive weed consumption can actually impair your ability to focus on your studies or on your job. With such effects, you cannot perform well in your normal day to day activities; you could get kicked out of your job or school in just a short while.

When weed starts preventing you from performing well in your job site or in school, it is a clear indication that the drug is taking over your life.

Weed is no doubt a dangerous substance and it is clear that those who take it constantly and abusively will face negative consequences. Some people get so addicted to the drug that they are ready to consume it even when they know that it will cause them some sort of trouble. That goes to show just how far some people have lost control of their lives to marijuana.

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  • Gabriel Anglada

    I read this article laughing the whole way. Addicted to weed? Then I realised this was not written as a joke. You can become mentally dependant on a number of things, Marijuana can be one of them. The thing is there’s no real physical withdrawal from it. So if you think you’re addicted to pot, long story short it’s all in your head. Also if you can’t quit smoking at the cost of losing control of your money, job, and motivation then you really really need to reassess your life and what u want to do in the first place. Save the articles to advocate against drug addiction for real problems like heroin and meth and prescription drug abuse, it’s not a plants fault cause a few unmotivated, unorganized few can’t put the bong down to do their chores.

    • Linann M Singh

      My sister’s whole life is about pot, but she has a job. I smoke to, but I don’t know where to get it, so I don’t smoke very often. I drink on the weekends, and the anti- pot people want me to believe pot worst then drinking. I started smoking pot at the age of 14, and I’m 52,and know a lot of people older than me who still smoke. I work 40 hr a week, I pay my bills, I take care of my house. If I can drink Johnny Walker on the weekends, I think should be able to spark one too.

  • Michael Sutterlin

    Marijuana has no real withdrawl symptoms, therefore the physical addiction is pretty much nnonexistent. You can have a mental craving for it, just like anything else. Hell I’ve even people with shoe addictions, cars, purses, hats. It’s all pretty much the same kind of addiction. CCigarette and alcohol have physical addictions and they are accepted. Alcohol addiction can actually kill you from the physical withdrawls. So trying to say marijuana is anything more than just a typical mental addiction is absurd.

    • Pickel Juavez

      You just describe addiction. Marijuana is more addictive than say carrots but you can have the same addiction to both as all addiction is mental. Withdrawal symptoms are merely how hard quitting “cold turkey” is from a physical standpoint. More people are addicted to marijuana than any other illegal drug and it will be interesting to see how bad it has become in future years versus legal drugs. Denial is a sign of addiction by the way. All drugs are drugs, all addictions are addictions.

  • Linann M Singh

    That was 3 minutes of my life I’ll never get back.

  • Rob V

    This article of jibberish really pissed me off! It’s all BS. That is all. 4:20. All day long

  • John Buttner

    Had marijuana been legal and not thrown into the Class one category where it doesn’t belong I would have never done other drugs especially opiates. I realized that marijuana was not as addictive or dangerous as alcohol and that the government was lying about the dangers of marijuana. So I figured since they are lying about marijuana then they are lying about everything else. I thought ‘Since pot isn’t as bad as they say , then coke and opiates aren’t either’ well they are. Cocaine and opiates are super addictive and can ruin your life. Heck cocaine is a class 2 drug as are opiates which is nothing but a disservice to young people. I ruined my life by using and getting addicted to opiates because I thought they were lying about the dangers of opiates when they weren’t. They lump marijuana in with LSD and heroin and we’ll let me tell you they are not even in the same ball park. So yes marijuana is a gateway drug. And it’s a gateway drug because of the lies spread by the anti drug crusaders. Had they been honest about marijuana I probably wouldn’t have tried opiates. But they did lie about it and now I’m hooked on opiates for life because of their lies.

    • Pickel Juavez

      Marijuana is no better than alcohol and depending on the person, worse. It belongs in the same category as every other drug that people become addicted to and is completely unnecessary. Unfortunately, despite accusations that the government “lied” about marijuana, this is almost entirely backwards as most modern beliefs about the harmless nature of marijuana is from interest groups bent on profiting from addiction. More often than not, most beliefs that marijuana is harmless are based on research that never existed.

  • MBDK

    This article is basically a manipulative bit of jumbled facts and misinformation. with the purpose of drumming up business for their “therapy” programs.

    Example: Article’s statement – “Weed is no doubt a dangerous substance”
    Reality – Only in the sense that water is a dangerous substance (you can figure that out for yourself). But then, so is food, concrete, oxygen, etc.

    In reality, marijuana is essentially a plant, that has been linked to unfair comparisons due to it’s history of political and profit motivated demonizations,

  • Gene C Clark

    Still better then alcohol.

    • Pickel Juavez

      Far worse than alcohol. I have equal evidence for my opinion too.

  • Pickel Juavez

    The weed culture is easily described as people only motivated by their passion for weed. They self-medicate to escape natural ambition and it works. The rest of the world notices and warns them and they become militant about how weed is safer than water (see former comments on this thread). They then go back to working the easiest possible shift work under-utilizing their natural skills, blaming others for why they do not excel in life, and defending that marijuana is helping, not hurting them. To normal people, people who do marijuana sound just like alcoholics: “I can quit whenever,” “I am fully functional,” “it is harmless for me,” “everyone else has the problem, I know what I’m doing.” The best PSA on marijuana ever was the one in which the druggie ended up doing nothing with his life. So accurate and why I avoid hiring marijuana addicts like heroin addicts.